Atlanta, GA -- May 27, 2008 - Imago Trade Shows, a division of Atlanta-based Imago Productions, Inc., and BNP Media announced on Tuesday they have joined forces to launch a new trade show serving the Disaster Reconstruction industry.  The National Disaster Reconstruction Expo is scheduled to launch June 17-18, 2009 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.  NDR Expo is being launched to unite the numerous vertical markets associated with Disaster Reconstruction preparation, response, recovery, and rebuilding.

From Financial Loss Mitigation and Business Continuity to Disaster Restoration & Remediation and Community Rebuilding & Construction, the Disaster Reconstruction Industry encompasses over fifty (50) industry segments represented by over seventy five (75) associations and organizations.  The majority of these vertical markets work together to rebuild communities that have suffered catastrophic losses and are served by the same manufacturers, distributors and service providers.

The National Disaster Reconstruction Expo will be the first event in this industry to provide a forum for Disaster Professionals to come together prior to the next catastrophic event in order network with other industry professionals, discuss their respective crafts, promote their respective vertical market throughout the industry, and ensure a cohesive response to the next catastrophic event in order to ensure minimal loss of property and life.  The exposition will provide a forum for industry manufacturers, service providers and distributors to present their products and services to multiple buyers from numerous vertical segments in one setting.

“We are proud to partner with Imago on creating this unique event,” said Evan Kessler, publisher of Restoration & Remediation magazine, a BNP Media publication. “We look forward to bringing these different groups together and providing the opportunity for them to learn from and support each other.”

“We surveyed the industry and were astounded by the results”, said Jimmy Mouton, president of Imago Trade Shows.  “Over 83% of those surveyed indicated a consolidated event was needed.  In addition, we learned what industry segments these professionals would like to see in one setting.  Our goal is to present this opportunity to those who work diligently to ensure our communities recover from catastrophic events.  If such a forum can bring cohesiveness to response and recovery efforts, we may actually reveal to the world that we learned our lessons from Katrina.”

For additional information, contact Jimmy Mouton, Imago Productions, Inc. T: 770-645-0046, F: 770-645-0047, E:jmouton@imagotradeshows.com .